David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 6/24/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: As the legislature wrapped up the 2016 session, just two ethics proposals remained, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the end of session, and federal, state and local officials update residents of Newburgh about PFOS water contamination.

(Airs 6/23/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Rick Karlin, Capitol Bureau reporter and blogger for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 6/23/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Journalist, Author and Columnist Joe Klein.

(Airs 6/19 & 6/20/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about How the Orlando Sentinel, with a third of the staff it once had, covered the country’s deadliest mass shooting, Donald Trump revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, the tragic story of the alligator attack on a 2 year old boy in Orlando, and much more.

(Airs 6/17/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the legislative session winds down, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on lawmakers agreement over rail improvements, and Muslims and public officials in NY call for peace after the mass shooting in Orlando.

(Airs 6/16 & 6/18/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Green Party Candidate for President Dr. Jill Stein.

(Airs 6/12 & 6/13/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the AP reminding their employees to be vigilant after backlash from Sanders supporters, whether BuzzFeed should turn down ads for Donald Trump, remembering David Gilkey, NPR’s “18th bureau”, and much more.

(Airs 6/10/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: two lawmakers ask the state comptroller to review governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development projects, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo's call to ensure that supposedly independent political groups aren't hijacking elections by improperly working with campaigns, and a first of a kind project is launched on the Hudson River.

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Blair Horner

(Airs 6/10/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 6/05/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about Donald Trump lashing out at the media again, Amazon’s CEO sides with media in Gawker case, the state department admits tampering with video of tough Fox news question, and much more.

(Airs 6/3/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Questions remain over what exactly Governor Cuomo’s special prosecutor is investigating in response to a federal probe, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with Assembly Minority Leader Kolb about the continuing federal investigation, and New York joins a worldwide effort to discourage tobacco use.

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Ivan Steen and Dr. Ann Pfau about how D-Day was covered over the radio.

(Airs 5/22 & 5/23/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter, The New York Times coverage of Donald Trump’s behavior with women through the years, whether reporting on the personal life of a Presidential candidate fair game, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly interviews Donald Trump in prime time, and much more.

(Airs 5/20/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo denies that he’s feeling “defensive” about the widening federal probe of his administration’s economic development projects, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week’s school budgets votes which were overwhelmingly approved statewide, and the state is awarding $1 million each to three colleges whose student-led teams won a competition to develop clean energy plans.

(Airs 5/19 & 5/21) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

(Airs 5/19/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ruth Abram, President of Behold! New Lebanon – a new type of living museum without walls. For more information head to http://beholdnewlebanon.org/

(Airs 5/15 & 5/16/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about mysterious small fires started in the Daily Gazette newsroom, Researchers say computer screens change how you think about what you read, Jon Stewart bashes ‘corrupt, blinded’ media and TV execs opting for conflict over clarity, and much more.

(Airs 5/13/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: State Lawmakers insist they’ll forge head as a federal investigation into Governor Cuomo’s former aides threatens to consume the rest of session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the US Attorney’s probe, and the US EPA meets with stakeholders as it kicks off its second five-year review of GE’s Hudson River PCB cleanup.

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(Airs 5/12 & 5/14/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico, New York.

(5/12/16)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In  Conversation with Lou Grumet and John Caher, Authors of The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel.

(Airs 5/8 & 5/9/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the New York Times’ Upshot columnist apologizing for getting his Trump analysis wrong, whether reporters follow their bosses editorial opinions, and much more.

(Airs 5/6/19) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the Governor’s explanation of some of the circumstances of a US Attorney’s probe into his administration has left some un​answered questions, our poltical observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that probe and the sentencing of Sheldon Silver, and two New York politicians announce they’re leaving politics.

(Airs 5/5/16) Today at 1 O'clock- WAMC’s Alan Chartock In A Live Panel Discussion At WAMC's Performing Arts Studio with Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson; David Carpenter, MD, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany; and NYS Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner – a Democrat from the 113th District/Round Lake New York. They review John Bowermaster's short documentary film PCBs: GE’s and the EPA’s Toxic Legacy, and discuss why they think GE should be required by the EPA to do more dredging in order to meet the goal of cleaning up the Hudson River.  You can find out more at http://www.cleanerhudson.org/ 

Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (4/28/16 @ 1p.m.) -- WAMC and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust New York Archives Partnership Trust present The Power of Words -- a year-long series of programs that follows American History through some of the most memorable political speeches of our time. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Harold Holzer discuss President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural - delivered by Academy Award Winning Actor F. Murray Abraham.

(Airs 4/25 & 4/26/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, the question of whether we need a White House Press Corps, The New York Times Public Editor ends her term, and much more.

(Airs 4/22/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we’ll have results from this week’s Presidential primaries in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the winners and losers in two special elections in New York City, and there’s a new effort to convince federal representatives from New York and Vermont to ban crude oil transport.

(Airs 4/21/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 4/21/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Anthony Wood - A Grants Maker, Philanthropic Advisor, Preservation Activist, Writer, Teacher and Historian.

(Airs 4/17 & 4/18/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and University at Albany Professor, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan vows to punish thought crimes, Megyn Kelly’s visit with Trump, Readers attack female reporters more than men, and much more.

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